I have been teaching for over twenty years. I have taught at many different types of educational institutions ranging from special settings like community colleges, to research universities. I taught for almost six years at some of the elite liberal arts (four-year) colleges in the U.S. I also taught enlisted men and women of the U.S. Air Force some basic economics at Lowry Airforce Base in Denver, Colorado, and I taught older students at Metropolitan State College in Downtown Denver in the 1980's. The students I have taught over these years have varied enormously in their backgrounds and abilities, from people without a high-school education, to graduate students who had undergraduate degrees from MIT. The one consistent goal I have had throughout all of these experiences is to try to help students learn how to think for themselves. Learning is hard, but it can also be fun. I do not believe the most important thing is a student's grade. It is whether they have tried their hardest to learn something about the subject. My favorite thing about teaching is that I most often get to learn from my students, and while preparing topics. My least favorite thing about teaching is either grading exams, or having students who make it clear that they only care about their final letter grade in my course.
677 -- Frontiers in Environmental and Resource Economics: The course content for this one
changes every year. Some years I have taught risk and uncertainty applied to environmental/resource economics. In other years, non-market valuation, and in other years a 7 to 8 week course on stated choice modeling.
Click here to download a nice risk chapter from Charles Kolstad's book - as pdf
Click here to download the 2013 stated choice modeling syllabus as a pdf file
AGEC RPTS 616 -- Economics of Recreation and Tourism - My old Syllabus. Note that as of about 2010, I no longer am affiliated with RPTS and
I no longer teach this course.
Click here to download the first lecture - in power point
Click here to download the Walker Lake lecture - in power point
Click here to download the Columbia River Basin Recreation survey (pdf)
350 -- Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics
Have taught introductory
statistics, natural resource economics, introductory microeconomics, a seniors honors course, and even introductory macroeconomics
at other institutions, including Williams and Vassar Colleges.